Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chadly Baby

THE DAY FINALLY CAME.....
CHAD'S 23rd BIRTHDAY!
p.s. this is Chad at age 3. Adorable right?

Ok so I was waaaaaaaay too excited for this day. Probably more so than the hubs. But come on. Birthdays are THE BEST. (Dramatic much?)

I counted down the minutes until The Chad left for his midnight grave shift and then it was game on. I wrapped 23 presents and decorated the crap out of our house. Wish I could have decorated more but I ran out of streamers. Don't you hate it when that happens? Then I went to bed at 3:00 a.m. Yes, I'm that crazy.





At 9:00 a.m. sharp I heard his car door shut and popped off of my pillow t0 spy at the top of the stairs and drink up his reaction to the mayhem and foolishness I had created. Worth. it.

I made him put on his contacts so that he could get the full effect and come to the table where he found his plethora of presents. The plan was to have him open one or two every hour. FAIL. I got so excited that I had him open all but the last few- those were for that night. Grande Finale if you will.

Then hubs went on a run. swoon. While I made a big breakfast, Egg-in-toast a.k.a. One-eyed-Joes as per request. Delish.

Being Chad's birthday and all- we went golfing. together. yes. Ok- so I mostly just caddied/that's all I did. After all he did need someone to help hold the flag and whatnot.
Note: The new fan. (#4 of 23 presents)

Then we got all dolled up and went to Red Robin for dinner with all of the birthday boys' fam. as well as mine. Quite the turnout. He loved his massive Royal Red Robin Burger complete with not one but two patties and an egg! Boy can put it away.

Then we headed home to the casa and had birthday cake(s) and opened Chad's last presents.


Good Birthday? I think yes.




Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Catch-Up

So far... my summer has ROCKED!
It started with planting my garden. Thanks to Chad for helping me with the heavy labor.
Then a trip to Vegas with the fam to see Sir Paul McCartney.
It's amazing how his little 69 year old body can still rock out and give us an incredible show. And for that, we thank you.

I painted my little guest/office/future baby room. It is a delightful shad of gray pleasantly named, Silver Lining!

My hostesses sure know how to party! We kicked off the first day of summer with a pool party.


Then there was a Brick Oven party at the park. The hostesses sure showed up during the raffle. We won most of the prizes! I won a $25 gift certificate to Outback and 2 Movie tickets! Thanks B.O.


We went to the Lehi Rodeo with my best friend, Ashton! It was a lot of fun. Chad already wants to go back. He really got in touch with his inner Cowboy. Fine by me.


Oh- and it helped that he caught this shirt. Who doesn't love free stuff?


Sad note- My favorite manager, Paul Morris got the job as the new General Manager at the South Jordan Brick Oven. We will miss him A LOT!

We enjoyed the beautiful weather in Park City with Chad's family. I rekindled my love of Shaved Ice and became great friends with the Pina Colada flavor. What started out as a safety mechanism for my white shirt blossomed into a beautiful friendship that I crave practically every hour of the day.

Renee conquered her fear of heights and braved the ski lift. It was beautiful weather. Worth it!


I heart the Alpine Slide!


Chad, Dad, Lulu, and I kept the tradition alive and went to see the hot air balloons on the 4th of July. Then we went to the pancake breakfast. It's our tribute to Grandpa Rollins. We miss you!
Yes- we did just wake up and roll out of bed.

After a busy day of work, a family party, and model airplane flying, fireworks were a great way to end the
4th of July
.
P.S. Don't mind the dumpster right behind us.


My husband turned into a work-out-a-holic this summer. And with that, he also turned into a
running slave driver.
Thanks Chad for getting my fat butt in gear!


My garden is surviving!!!! And producing already! Who would have thought? I came home from running to find these little beauties. Who needs kids when you have vegetables?
I couldn't be more proud.




















So that's our summer so far. You are now all caught up to date. There's still a lot of summer left and a lot more fun things planned. No wonder Summer is everyone's favorite time. Boo winter!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Springtime Pleasantries!

Spring seriously is the best time ever! School is out and I finally get to spend the much appreciated time with the Mr. that I was missing. He has been an A+ husband so far. Someone clued him into The Sweet Tooth Fairy (who is my personal therapist).



Check out this sweet desk he found on KSL for FREE! His office space is coming along quite nicely if I do say so myself.

With springtime, comes haircuts for the woolseys, AKA:Miss Lulubelle


We picked out some chairs for our family room! This is me using my brute strength to bring them inside. Don't let this facade fool you.
THEY WERE HEAVY!



This cute little thang was in previously mentioned box.
All it needs is some serious color. :) My work is cut out for me.

We've also had time to get our CHUCK on, as the
Mr. is a fellow "nerd herder".
*Swoon*

HAPPY SPRINGTIME E'ERBODY!

EASTER

So pretty much, it's a really good thing that I have Chad because I could not contain myself this Easter. I was way too excited. While Chad was workin' a graveyard shift, I was busy Easter Bunny-ing it up!
46 candy filled eggs + one stellar Easter basket = AWESOME!

Man I need some kids, or even a classroom full of kids.




Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One is the Loneliest



Only one more final today.
Pretty soon I get to take these cute skibbies to Disneyland for their first time ever!
I. Can't. Wait.
But to help, I watched this a bazillion times.

My niece and nephew are
cuter than yours. Period.



video

Monday, April 18, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

Since it's the middle of Final's week and I'm sick to death of studying, I feel like it's the perfect time to catch you all up on our life. Ready? Hold on to your knickerbockers!



On February 4th, we bought our first house! It's a beautiful little townhouse and we love it!
After some a month or so we finally got internet, grass, and a fence!
My BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING mother had a birthday! We love you Momma!
Chad surprised me on Valentines Day! He said he'd be working a graveyard shift so I wouldn't see him for a good day and a half, but when I got home from work, I found THIS all the way up the stairs and into our room with a big vase of roses! Chad had also fibbed about the graveyard shift! Best husband award!
On February 19th, Chad's brother, Sean and his sweet little bride, Joslyn got married in the Mesa, Arizona Temple! We were lucky enough to be with them for their special day!
It was a very blustery day!Chad enjoyed the wind a little too much!
I threw a hostess party for all of my lovely Brick Oven beauties! Great times were had by all!
I discovered that I love to watercolor paint! That's one good thing that came from one of my bazillion classes!

Another sweet thing that came from a class was the opportunity to visit a Beekeeper! It was awesome and I secretly want to be a beekeeper when I grow up! Shout out to my friend Mark and his website, www.neighborhoodbeekeeping.com
Yes- we are standing in the middle of his bee hives! AAaaah!I met a bunch of amazing girls this semester. It was a lot of fun to have to do all of the many presentations this semester with them! I'm going to miss some of them next semester when we all stay into our cohort assignment groups. P.S. I got the Nebo School District! I'm really excited to get teachin'!
My stud of a husband got into golf fever again and took me golfing with him on one of these past gorgeous days!I have been keeping up with my card group each month, creating a plethora of fun cards like this little diddy!
Chad's brother, Matt and his family flew in from NY for a visit. While they were here, we had a surprise Buzz Lightyear birthday party for Chad's nephew, Dash who turned 3.
The birthday boy eating the amazing Buzz Lightyear cake that his mom, Jen made!

Well- that's all folks. Back to studying for me! See ya in another 3 months! ;)